Museum News

Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Will Remember Them ImageABOYNE - Remembering the Fallen has special significance this year as we commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War. A major exhibit, Death and the County Soldier, explores the devastating cost of the Great War. And, in tribute to all of the Fallen, from the First World War to Afghanistan, the front lawn at the Wellington County Museum and Archives will display We Will Remember Them in the first weeks of November. Death and the County Soldier highlight individual stories of so...

Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014

Graphic of Marilyn MonroeABOYNE - Discover all things Marilyn this fall! With over a 100 items on display, Melinda Mason is the next exhibitor to be highlighted in Wellington County Collects illustrating one of the most celebrated Hollywood actresses. Opening September 12, the display will be in both the Archives and the Museum until January 11, 2015. “Marilyn Monroe is a pop cultural icon whose image is recognizable today but few know her true story,” Amy Dunlop, Curatorial Assistant said. “We are ...

Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

Image of the Poor House CemeteryABOYNE -The Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) recently created a short video honouring the men, women and children that lived and died at the County of Wellington's House of Industry and Refuge. One hundred and thirty-six years after the Poorhouse burial ground received its first burial (1877), the Cemetery officially opened as an interpretive site and outdoor exhibit of the WCMA. It is here that 271 men, woman and children who lived and died at the Poorhouse between 1877 and 1946 ar...

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Image of Lyn Barrett-Cowan and Rock #2ABOYNE - Pushing the boundaries of quilting designs, Fergus fibre artist Lyn Barrett-Cowan's exhibit Breaking Free opens June 28 at Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA). Drawing from her own life experiences and of nature, Lyn takes us on her personal journey that will delight and intrigue viewers. “My work in fabric is highly influenced by my work in watercolour,” Lyn Barrett-Cowan said. “When I chose subjects to paint in watercolour, I selected textural subjects unco...

Posted Friday, June 06, 2014

Poster image for InsightsABOYNE -One of the longest running juried art exhibitions in Ontario, Insights showcases works of local art from emerging and established artists. Organized and sponsored by the Elora Arts Council, the show opens on June 18 and runs until September 1 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA). “This exhibit provides artists with an opportunity to showcase their creativity in an outstanding venue alongside 50 others from the area,” Curator Susan Dunlop said. “Three-dim...